Newtown Votes to Tear Down Home of Sandy Hook Gunman
Officials in Newtown voted night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The 3,100-square-foot home will be razed and the land will be kept as open space, reported Fox News.
The town's First Selectwoman Pat Llodra has asked town attorneys to write something into the deed that will prohibit the town from profiting from any future sale or development of the land, said Fox News. "Any proceeds, should the property ever be developed, would be for the benefit of the victims," she said.
The Lanza family moved from southern New Hampshire and bought the new house in 1998. It has been sitting vacant since the shooting.
Everything inside, including rugs and lighting fixtures, have been removed and incinerated so nothing could become memorabilia.
Llodra said she polled the victims' families and neighbors, and most support the plan to tear the house down. But not everyone likes the idea of leaving the space open.